Put Lights Anywhere With Revolutionary FlatWire Ready(R) UL(R)-Listed, Low Voltage Wall Sconces and Installation Kits

Jan 30, 2007, 00:00 ET from Southwire Company

    CARROLLTON, Ga., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- It's easier than ever to
 install lighting anywhere with new wall sconces designed to work with the
 patented FlatWire, the Invisible Wire(TM). This revolutionary wiring
 technology is being introduced by the FlatWire Technologies Division of
 Southwire, North America's leading manufacturer of electrical wire and
 cable. The new FlatWire Ready(R) low voltage wall lighting system is
 UL-listed and includes a wide range of decorator-style sconces and complete
 Add-A-Light(TM) installation kits.
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     The award-winning FlatWire Ready technology allows these low voltage
 lighting fixtures to be mounted anywhere on walls or ceilings and connected
 to an existing electrical outlet without drilling holes, pulling electrical
 wires or using extension cords. Unlike conventional "round" wire, FlatWire
 is easily installed and can create a virtually invisible wiring system.
 Installation is completely safe for professionals and do-it-yourselfers.
     Nearly 30 different FlatWire Ready lighting sconces are now available
 in a wide variety of decorator finishes and styles ranging from traditional
 to contemporary. Each FlatWire Ready Add-A-Light Low Voltage Kit
 accommodates up to two fixtures and includes connectors, a wall plate,
 transformer and 25 feet of low voltage FlatWire. The sconce fixtures use a
 12-volt, 20-watt halogen bulb, which uses less energy than a 60-watt
 incandescent bulb but still gives about the same usable light output. The
 lights and kits can be purchased online at http://www.flatwireready.com.
     Using the Invisible Wire Solution(TM) is a non-invasive, low-cost
 alternative to cutting holes in walls to run new wires or install new
 outlets. Installation is an easy, four-step process that can be done safely
 in minutes by a do-it-yourselfer or professional. FlatWire can be placed on
 walls and ceilings, and when finished using standard concealing and
 painting techniques becomes virtually invisible.
     "These FlatWire Ready(R) low voltage lighting sconces and installation
 kits make it easier and more affordable than ever to add lighting safely
 and creatively, without having to compromise designs to accommodate
 existing wiring and outlets or pay for a costly and time-consuming
 professional rewire," said Robb Sexton, the inventor and president of
 Southwire's FlatWire Technologies Division. "FlatWire is a revolutionizing
 technology that lets us take control of the interior spaces and surfaces
 where we live, work and play, making life more efficient, comfortable and
     Today's lifestyles rely on a growing number of devices requiring a wire
 connection, including lighting, flat panel televisions, home theaters,
 computers, gaming and more. Yet the layout of existing wire systems often
 makes it difficult to adapt rooms to new equipment without expensive
 in-wall rewiring or leaving unattractive cords exposed. Now the
 introduction of paper- thin FlatWire has made it possible to locate and
 connect devices where desired.
     Because of its ease of use and flexibility, many new
 FlatWire-compatible products are being introduced. Southwire already offers
 other FlatWire Ready(R) products, including cable and interconnects that
 can be used in a variety of low voltage lighting, audio, video, voice and
 data applications. Future applications for other wiring products are in
     About FlatWire Ready Technology
     Since its first patents were filed in 1995, FlatWire Ready technology
 has been winning awards and converts for its unique approach to electrical
 wiring. Recognized for its broad appeal and usefulness to consumers, this
 truly innovative technology is now available for low voltage lighting,
 audio, video, voice, data and more. Just as important are the installation
 accessories that make it easy for even a novice DIYer to install in minutes
 in four easy steps - Map it, Stick It, Click It, and Make it Disappear. For
 more information visit http://www.flatwireready.com
     About Southwire Company
     A technology leader, Southwire Company is a major wire and cable
 provider in North America, manufacturing building wire and cable, FlatWire,
 metal-clad (MC) cable, cord products, utility cable products, industrial
 power cable, copper and aluminum rod and continuous casting technology.
 Please visit Southwire's website at http://www.southwire.com.
     EDITORS' NOTE: FlatWire Ready Low Voltage Lighting will be on display
 for the first time Feb. 7-10 at the International Builders' Show, Orange
 County Convention Center, Orlando, FL (booth S12401).

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